Welcome to lifelong learning.

The Jewish Response to Racism

The hard-fought 2016 presidential campaign laid bare a national divide on a wide range of policy concerns and has energized a dangerous segment of our populace whose hateful rhetoric advanced from the margins to the mainstream.  In response—and in light of the conversation we began last year about Jews and the #BlackLivesMatter movement—we’ll discuss the connections and distinctions between racism and anti-Semitism, as well as the Jewish community’s responsibility to the fight for racial justice.

Please join us for this important evening, when we’ll welcome the following panelists:

  • April N. Baskin is the Union for Reform Judaism’s Vice President of Audacious Hospitality, as well as a member of the Selah Leadership Network and the immediate past president of the Jewish Multiracial Network.
  • Stosh Cotler is the CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, where her efforts have landed her on the Forward 50 list of American Jews who have had the most impact on the national conversation.
  • Eric Ward is a longtime US civil rights strategist whose philanthropic career has included stints at the Ford Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, Social Justice Fund Northwest and the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.

In partnership with Bend the Arc:  A Jewish Partnership for Justice.

 

 

Categories: ,

racism-a